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  • Donald Trump to host ‘SNL’

    10/13/2015 1:49:47 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies
    New York ^ | Tuesday October 13, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    Live from New York, it’s “Saturday Night Live” … with Donald Trump. NBC on Tuesday announced that the Republican presidential hopeful (and former NBC reality star) will host “SNL” on Nov. 7 with musical guest Sia. It will mark Trump’s second hosting appearance; he previously helmed the show in April 2004 during the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” The network previously cut ties with the real estate mogul — replacing him on “Celebrity Apprentice” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and selling its interest in Trump’s Miss Universe pageant — after he announced his run for president. Trump will be the latest...

    10/13/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 13, 2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    If you’re looking for even more proof that the national media knows absolutely nothing about anything, not only is Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump beating home town boys Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% and Jeb Bush in Florida, he’s beating them with Hispanic Voters. Bush has based much of his political identity on pandering to Hispanics, and Trump is trouncing him by +11 points. Rubio is Hispanic, and he’s losing to trump by -1%.
  • Donald Trump Embraces 4Chan Fans, Retweets Absurd Dubstep "You Can't Stump The Trump" Video

    10/13/2015 11:25:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    Impressed by his attitude,, the website which originally gave birth to the online Anonymous movement, has declared Donald Trump to be "the first meme president." The site's "politically incorrect" politics message board has been described as "racist" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, but it went wild when Donald Trump retweeted a link to a video made by one of their own called: "You Can't Stump The Trump (vol. 4)," a compilation of his greatest debate moments set to dubstep music.
  • Donald Trump to Host 'SNL' November 7

    10/13/2015 10:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/13/15 | Carrie Dann
    Live from New York, it's Donald Trump! The GOP presidential frontrunner and real estate magnate will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on November 7, the show announced Tuesday. His appearance comes almost exactly a year before Election Day, which will fall on November 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the NBC comedy show in April 2004.
  • CNN Debate Moderator Was Member of Clinton Global Initiative

    10/13/2015 10:21:09 AM PDT · by struggle · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/13/15 | Mark Hemingway
    CNN host Anderson Cooper, who is set to moderate tonight's Democratic debate, was listed as a "notable past member" the Clinton Global Initiative's website along with a number of other big name journalists: The list includes: CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour, Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, NBC’s Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw, New York Times‘s Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof, Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Yahoo’s Katie Couric, The Economist‘s Matthew Bishop, and Financial Times‘ Lionel Barber. The Clinton Foundation later told Mediaite that none of these journalists were asked to pay the $20,000 membership fee required of members. However,...
  • Pressure on Clinton to keep rivals at bay -- and Biden on sidelines -- in 1st debate

    10/13/2015 9:30:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | October 12, 2015 | Staff
    Frontrunner Clinton prepares to debate surging Sanders Hillary Clinton faces heavy pressure during the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday to outperform primary rivals cutting into her lead and perhaps keep her biggest potential challenger on the sidelines. Vice President Biden, still mulling a bid, is not expected to be on stage in Las Vegas. But he’ll surely be watching as the former secretary of state spars in person for the first time with her 2016 Democratic opponents. And those candidates have not been shy about casting Clinton as a calculating candidate swaying with the political winds. Most recently, Clinton has...
  • Jeb Bush just might be winning them over in Iowa

    10/13/2015 7:52:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/15 | Robert Leonard
    I knew that I'd have to share my booth sooner or later, but didn't quite know how to go about it. Smokey Row Coffee shop in Oskaloosa, Iowa was starting to get crowded as we waited for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush to arrive. All the seats at the booths and tables around me were filled, but I suspected there might be some open in the back. I was between that proverbial rock and a hard place; not wanting to invite a stranger to join me when there were open seats, but not wanting to appear to be a "booth...
  • Planned Parenthood Only Talks to Womyn’s Studies Professors and Students

    10/13/2015 6:27:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 10, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    Posted October 9, 2015, by Mary Grabar: (Part 1 of the series is here; part 2 here.) Alas, my requests for more information from Planned Parenthood regarding how such activities as the one I observed on September 17, 2015, at Hamilton College, as well as their national “Pink Out” Day on September 29, fit into their own or educational institutions’ missions, were ignored by Beth LeGere, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, for a long time. She finally responded to my two email messages, a telephone message, and a cell phone message with a refusal to speak to...
  • The End Comes Soon for Trump

    10/12/2015 3:00:21 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    RedState ^ | October 8th, 2015 | Leon Wolfe
    A little noticed event earlier this week brought ominous tidings to the Trump 2016 campaign, which spent most of the summer riding high on a wave of triumphalism and defiance against the GOP establishment machine. Donald Trump held a campaign event in Iowa, and CNN didn’t even acknowledge that it was happening. Indeed, while the assembled crowd waited to hear the latest Trump Brand Pablum in person, even CNN’s chryon blared on about the huge crowds that were at that moment being drawn by … Bernie Sanders.
  • Army leader raises specter of drafting women

    10/12/2015 1:52:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/15 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Integrating women into combat will eventually force lawmakers to have an "emotional discussion and debate" about whether women should also be part of the draft, the Army secretary said Monday. John McHugh said it's still too early to discuss whether women should have to sign up for the Selective Service as men have. But, as the military drives toward a Jan. 1 deadline to open some or all combat positions to women, McHugh acknowledged the country will need to have the conversation if women have the same opportunities in the military as men. "If your objective is true and pure...
  • Obama says Clinton didn’t harm national security with private email server

    10/12/2015 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/12/15 | Dave Boyer
    On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, President Obama is downplaying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business, saying she made a “mistake” but didn’t endanger national security. “I think she’d be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly,” Mr. Obama said in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday night. “I don’t think it posed a national security problem. It was a mistake that she has acknowledged.” When interviewer Steve Kroft pointed out that the administration has prosecuted...
  • Trump Gets More Serious on the Stump

    10/12/2015 1:58:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know the No Labels group? The No Labels group is basically a bunch of Republican liberals. They are Republicans who don't like conservatives, and they don't want to be associated with conservatism. They want to be seen as intellectually elite, scholarly, superior, and they love being thought of as moderates. You know why? 'Cause moderates, independents, that's another thing that's happened in our political culture. Those people have acquired the reputation of open-minded, which is intelligent. Like those of us who are wedded to our causes 'cause we really believe -- we're small-minded, closed-minded, we're not open to...
  • Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz Thinks Women Will Really Believe This

    10/12/2015 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm telling you, Snerdley, do not discount this. We've been making this mistake now since the early nineties. The left will go out, the Democrats, somebody will say something just totally outrageous, like all these clowns that predicted the end of the earth in ten years if we didn't clean up the oceans, or name your prediction. Twenty years ago, or 40 years ago, if we didn't fix global warming in 20 years we weren't gonna be able to inhabit the East Coast, all of these things. Or take this food's gonna kill you, that food's gonna save you,...
  • Why Bernie Sanders isn’t going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why — no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left — he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept — especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • Clay Aiken switches support from Clinton to Biden

    10/12/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Singer Clay Aiken is no longer supporting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in 2016. Aiken announced Thursday that he plans on backing Vice President Joe Biden... ....“I’ll get in a leaky boat going in the right direction before I’ll get on a strong boat going in the wrong direction,” the former “American Idol” contestant said. “But I really want a strong boat next year on the Democratic side, and I think Joe Biden is a better candidate."
  • While at State, Clinton chief of staff held job negotiating with Abu Dhabi

    10/12/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    For the four years that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her longtime friend and adviser Cheryl D. Mills served next to her as chief of staff. Clinton has said Mills helped her run the State Department’s sprawling bureaucracy, oversaw key priorities such as food safety, global health policy and LGBT rights, and acted as “my principal liaison to the White House on sensitive matters.” At State, she was unpaid, officially designated as a temporary expert-consultant — a status that allowed her to continue to collect outside income while serving as chief of staff. She reported that NYU paid...
  • Donald Trump No Labels Problem Solver Convention Full Speech

    10/12/2015 12:17:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You tube ^ | 10-12-2015 | Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL
    donald trump spoke at the no labels problem solver convention where trump gave a short speech then did a question and answer with the attendees. trump answered questions from the economy to student debt to womens pay. trump got some loud cheers but also some boos when donald trump went to the no labels problem solver convention in manchester new hampshire. In an appearance at the No Labels Problem
  • Trump: Aerosmith dispute ‘worked out’

    10/12/2015 12:33:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he has “worked out” a settlement with Aerosmith over his use of the group’s hit “Dream On” at campaign events. “That’s all worked out,” he told reporters on Monday at the Problem Solver Convention sponsored by No Labels and The Hill before walking to the stage while the power ballad, his campaign theme, played.
  • Trump to appear on 'Fox News Sunday'

    10/12/2015 12:45:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/12/15 | ALEX WEPRIN
    Donald Trump will be a guest on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend. It will be the presidential candidate's first appearance on the show since he declared his run. While Trump has been a regular presence on cable news and the Sunday public affairs shows, he has not yet appeared on "Fox News Sunday," which airs on the Fox broadcast network and Fox News Channel.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Appearance at No Labels Convention in NH

    10/12/2015 10:59:34 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 59 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-12-15 | Donald Trump
    Pretty good stuff right here. October 12, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald Trump was in Manchester, NH today along with several other speakers for the No Labels Problem Solver Convention. He spoke and took questions from the audience.
  • Hillary Clinton: “I’m Really Not Even a Human Being”

    10/12/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by jpsb · 41 replies
    vanityfair ^ | October 12, 2015 | vanityfair
    Hillary Clinton declared in a new interview that she is a robot

    10/12/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 81 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/12/2015 | RightScoop
    A great video from Meet the Press yesterday where Chuck Todd and the Panel agree that Ted Cruz has positioned himself better than anyone else with a great organization and as an articulate voice that can tap into the so-called ‘outsiders’:
  • Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate – because he's not in it!

    10/12/2015 9:34:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2015 | David Martosko
    Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate – because he's not in it! 'I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,' Trump told a Fox News audience Claimed 'a person at CNN' said that 'we have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it' First two GOP debates drew 24 million and 23 million viewers, largely on the strength of Trump's participation Hammered Obama for '60 Minutes' appearance: 'I watched his performance last night and I thought it was terrible' Tuesday's first...
  • Trump: German Chancellor Merkel is 'insane'

    10/12/2015 9:36:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Has German Chancellor Angela Merkel lost her mind?Based on her decision to accept upwards of 1 million refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and other jihadist hotbeds, Donald Trump says the German leader is definitely ‘insane.”Republican front-runner for Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump “They’re going to have riots in Germany,” the GOP presidential hopeful said in an interview Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation.  “I always thought Merkel was, like, this great leader. What she’s done in Germany is insane. It’s insane… letting in that many people.”“I’ve been watching this migration. And I see the people. I mean, they’re men, they’re mostly...
  • Donald Trump Defends Tea Party to Left Leaning Crowd: ‘I Love the Tea Party’

    10/12/2015 9:43:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took up for the Tea Party to a Left-leaning crowd at the No Labels Convention in New Hampshire Monday morning.“I love the Tea Party,” Trump responded when an audience member asked about his thoughts on the Tea Party and the House Freedom Caucus, as well as the possibility of a government shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood.“These are people in all fairness, these are people that love this country. They do love this country and they want the country to be great,” Trump defended. “They don’t want Planned Parenthood funded… I understand that.”The crowd booed, but Trump...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 12-16,2015

    10/12/2015 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • Starnes: Obama Military Honors Traitor, Punishes Hero

    10/12/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl may never serve a day in prison. An Army officer is recommending that Sergeant Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial. That would mean no jail time, punitive discharge for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Donald Trump called Bergdahl a "no-good traitor" who should've been executed. Senator John McCain said in a statement: "There are allegations that some American soldiers were killed or wounded, or at the very least put their lives in danger, searching for what is clearly a deserter."
  • Aides Find Ben Carson’s Inflammatory Remarks Are Helping Him

    10/12/2015 10:10:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2015 | TRIP GABRIEL
    For a long time, Ben Carson’s campaign team feared that his habit of inflammatory remarks would sink his presidential hopes. They sent him to media training in Texas. The candidate pledged to police his words. But ever since Mr. Carson remarked on Sept. 20 that he did not think a Muslim should be president, then refused to retract the statement amid a furious blowback, his campaign has watched grass-roots support grow and donations pour in — and advisers have backtracked, deciding, in the words of one, to “let Carson be Carson.” Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon seeking the Republican nomination,...
  • Aerosmith Frontman Asks Trump Campaign to Stop Using Song

    10/11/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 134 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2015
    Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events. Attorneys for Tyler sent a second cease-and-desist letter to Trump's campaign committee on Saturday.
  • How Trump is Beating the Koch Brothers

    10/12/2015 2:34:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 12, 2015 | Dmitri Mehlhorn
    After shunning the GOP for decades, Charles and David Koch tried to take it over. And then the Donald came to town… The Republican Party’s ongoing civil war involves lots of fireworks and sub-plots, but the overarching fight is between two visions and three billionaires. Charles and David Koch are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to take over the GOP and push America towards libertarianism. Donald Trump joined the Republican Party to run for President and push the country in the opposite direction, toward populist nationalism. Tragically, the Koch brothers’ mistakes are steadily handing victory to the Donald. Many...
  • Trump: 'Vast majority' of GOP in Congress are on Obama's side

    10/12/2015 3:21:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/15 | Rudy Takala
    Donald Trump said President Obama usually gets what he wants because so many Republicans in Congress are on his side. "Here's the problem," the presidential contender said on CBS on Sunday. "You cannot win when you have a group of 25 or 30 percent on this side, and you have a group of 70 percent on this side," he said, referencing congressional Republicans. "It's so sad. Because if they were really going to fight, and if they took that 30 percent stance, assuming they wanted to really make changes and do it right, and cut the budget, cut the deficit,...
  • Must Watch: Whistleblower Doctor Explains Horrific reality Dealing with Muslims in Germany

    10/12/2015 7:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/12/2015
    This is unbelievable. A Czech doctor, who works in a German hospital, is so disgusted and overwhelmed with the Muslim migrant invaders that she is threatening to leave the country and go back home to the Czech Republic. She explains, via an email letter (because the press is forbidden from reporting on this), how horrific the conditions are in these hospitals, with the Muslim invaders bringing diseases they weren’t even prepared to treat. But that’s just part of it. The superior attitudes of these Muslims and their belief that they should get everything for free is wreaking havoc everywhere, from...
  • Trump:Merkel,"Insane",Predicts German Riots,Says Migrants Look Like Prime Time Soldiers

    10/12/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s invitation to migrants to come to her country has been described as “insane” by U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has predicted more violence will follow in the country as a result.
  • Trump on refugees: ‘They look like prime-time soldiers’

    10/12/2015 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says the refugees streaming out of the Middle East are mostly young men who could present a threat to U.S. national security if granted asylum. “I’ve been watching this migration, and I see these people. I mean, they’re mostly men, and they’re strong men,” Trump said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “They look like prime-time soldiers.” “But where are the women?” he asked. “You see some women, you see some children. But for the most part, I’m looking at these strong men. So you ask two things: number one, why aren’t they fighting for...
  • Donald Trump Full Interview With Fox & Friends 10/12/2015

    10/12/2015 7:59:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    You Tube via Donald Trump TV ^ | 10-12-2015 | Fox News
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  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest — and correct — assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Dan Rather: Donald Trump Could Be Our Next President (watch out for exploding heads)

    10/12/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran newsman Dan Rather says Donald Trump could be headed to the White House. "I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility he gets elected," Rather, former "60 Minutes" correspondent and "CBS Evening News" anchor, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I said in the beginning he's not going to go away quickly. He isn't going to be the shooting star that goes away. "Because whatever else you think of Donald Trump, he is smart, he's very television smart. Donald Trump certainly has a good shot at the nomination. But Rather believes Trump must provide many more details on his ambitious...
  • Bill Clinton says anti-gay marriage law he signed should be overturned

    03/07/2013 9:37:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 7, 2013 11:26pm EST | Peter Cooney
    Former President Bill Clinton, who in 1996 signed into law an act defining marriage as between a man and woman, said on Thursday the measure was unconstitutional and should be overturned by the Supreme Court. … Noting that the Supreme Court will hear arguments on March 27 challenging the constitutionality of DOMA, Clinton wrote the justices “must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all, and is therefore constitutional. As the president who signed the act into law, I have come to believe that DOMA is contrary to those...
  • Bush 'Troubled' by Gay Marriage Issue (RE: San Fran weddings)

    02/18/2004 9:28:40 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 138 replies · 586+ views
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) said Wednesday he was "troubled" by gay weddings in San Francisco and by legal decisions in Massachusetts that could clear the way for same-sex marriage. But he declined to say whether he is any closer to backing a constitutional ban on such vows. "I have watched carefully what's happening in San Francisco, where licenses were being issued, even though the law states otherwise," Bush said. "I have consistently stated that I'll support law to protect marriage between a man and a woman. Obviously these events are influencing my decision." "I am watching...
  • When pensions implode: Silicon Valley’s lesson for New York

    10/12/2015 7:23:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | By Lawrence McQuillan
    San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley, is home to eBay, PayPal and Cisco. Yet despite its enormous wealth, a San Jose house right across from a fire station burned down in 2013 because the station lacked fire trucks. This year, police staffing is down in San Jose. Its roads are pocked with potholes. And again, fire engines are mothballed. How is all this possible? The answer is that nearly 25 percent of San Jose’s budget pays for generous pensions — called “defined-benefit” plans — that guarantee retired city workers as much as 90 percent of their former salaries...
  • Councilman Tasered in Town Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested

    10/11/2015 11:16:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | Oct 10 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    ...A male and a female officer tell him repeatedly to put his hands behind his back. When he refuses, they Taser him, causing the councilman to cry out in pain and curse as he falls to the ground.
  • What a Relief! New York Times Editor Assures Paper Not Biased Against Hillary

    10/11/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, that's been our big beef with the New York Times: that it's too tough on top Democrats . . . On today's Reliable Sources on CNN, Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet assured host Brian Stelter that the paper is not "too aggressive" or "unfair" in its coverage of Hillary Clinton. As proof, Bacquet pointed to a Times story on Benghazi that "did not point a finger at her" and another story probing problems within the Benghazi committee. View the video here.
  • Poll: Trump maintains lead as outsiders surge

    10/11/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2015, 11:06 am
    Donald Trump maintains his spot atop the 2016 GOP presidential field, according to a new CBS News poll that shows outsider candidates drawing 63 percent of the vote.The real-estate mogul garners 27 percent support in the poll, the same number he drew in the last edition of the poll one month ago.Ben Carson continues to place second with 21 percent support, down 2 points since the last poll.Carson is followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 9 percent support and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with 8 percent support. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former business executive Carly Fiorina...
  • Sanders: Trump Appealing To "Nativism, Anger And Racism"

    10/11/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is appealing to “nativism,” and a “certain type of anger” in a “racist way.”
  • Sanders Can’t Bring Himself To Say He Hates Obamacare: ‘I Want To Move From’ It

    10/11/2015 11:12:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Bernie Sanders said, “I want to move from” Obamacare Sunday on “Meet the Press.” Sanders told host Chuck Todd, “I want to build on the Obamacare… But I do believe that when 29 million people still have zero health insurance, and when many more are underinsured with large deductibles and copayments, and when we pay much more per capita, and when we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, you know what, Chuck? I think we can do a little better.” Todd then pressed Sanders, “So it’s fair to say, yeah, you want to replace Obamacare?” Sanders...
  • Sanders: Why don’t you ask Republicans if they’re capitalists?

    10/11/2015 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he's tired of questions about whether he’s a socialist, asking why more people don't want Republicans to defend themselves as capitalists. The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said he is ready to take on Wall St. and corporate America in the first Democratic primary debate on Tuesday. He said he wants to talk about his record in Congress of “standing up for working class families and the middle class" and his willingness "to take on virtually every aspect of corporate America.” If elected president, Sanders said he will force Republicans in Congress to compromise by lining up...
  • DNC chief dodges question about Sanders's socialism

    10/11/2015 10:52:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Kevin Cirilli
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz dodged questions on Sunday about whether Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's description of himself as a "socialist" would hurt the Democratic Party. Sanders, an independent Vermont senator, has stunned political watchers as he's gained on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the polls. His populist campaign rhetoric has tapped into the base of the Democratic Party's uneasiness with Clinton's candidacy. "He is a self-identified socialist," CNN's Dana Bash asked Wasserman Schultz, a representative from Florida. "If he is your party's nominee, would that social label hurt the Democratic Party's chances of winning the White...
  • Poll: Trump Still Leads Fiorina, Bush, Rubio Combined

    10/10/2015 7:13:14 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 50 replies ^ | October 10, 2015
    In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a new Reuters poll finds Donald Trump still leads Carly Fiorina, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — combined. The poll found Trump, who is number one in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, continues to hold his significant lead, with 29 percent of Republican voters saying they favor him. He is followed by Ben Carson, who held 18 percent support; Bush at 10 percent; Rubio at 8 percent; and Fiorina at 6 percent. Despite Trump's significant lead, members of the media have remained undeterred in their speculation...
  • A President for All Women

    10/11/2015 12:12:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | October 10, 2015 | Robert A. Hahn
    "................Can you imagine what sort of culture we would have here if men and women went to political war with one another? Could any society survive that? And yet, isn’t that exactly what Hillary Clinton is all about? How can anyone listen to her talk without concluding that her mission on this Earth is to firmly press the thumb of government on the scales in favor of women and girls. It’s practically all she talks about. A certain amount of that sort of thing, such as the amount you might get from Joe Biden, is understood by most people to...